For the first time in 20 years, a Russian cosmonaut flew to the International Space Station from the USA.
Together with him, two astronauts from Japan and two NASA astronauts went to the International Space Station by SpaceX spacecraft.
The American astronaut took off two weeks ago on a Russian Soyuz rocket, and a Russian woman was transferred to the ISS instead.
Cape Canaveral. On Wednesday, for the first time in twenty years, a Russian cosmonaut flew from the United States to the International Space Station. A Russian cosmonaut has traveled to the International Space Station (ISS) with NASA and Japanese astronauts, despite strained relations between the two countries over the Ukraine crisis.
Earlier, the launch of his company’s Space-X rocket was delayed due to Hurricane Ian in the US state of Florida, on the other hand, Koichi Wakata, an astronaut from the Japanese Space Agency, who is going on this space journey, said: That with this launch, we’ll light up the Florida sky a little for everyone.”
Koichi Wakata, accompanied by US Navy Colonel Nicole Mann, Captain Josh Kasada, and Russia’s only female astronaut, Anna Kikina, left for the International Space Station. Their mission will last five months. All astronauts will arrive at the space station on Thursday.
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It should be noted that two weeks ago American astronaut Frank Rubio flew into space from Kazakhstan on a “Soyuz” rocket, instead Anna Kikina flew into space from America.
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FIRST PUBLISHED. October 05, 2022, 11:17 PM IST